Frank Azor: There is no chance to get the Dell XPS 15 9570 with Intel Core i7 and integrated graphics
When talking about big companies who order hundreds or maybe even thousands of laptops, dropping some unused hardware parts and replacing them with software products or features that are actually being used is the best thing to do. Sadly, this is not always possible, as shown by a recent conversation that took place on Twitter.
Earlier this week, Axelay Mayberry posted the following question directed to Frank Azor: "we're looking for a supplier that can offer high perf laptops without dedicated graphics. Can we order XPS 15s with i7s&32gb without a gpu?" As it usually happens, the answer of Alienware's co-founder arrived in a timely manner. Unfortunately, the two words it contained are "No sorry" and nothing else.
Three of the four hardware configurations displayed on Dell.com as available for US customers all include a dedicated graphics adapter. The only one with an integrated graphics card is the US$999.99 model with Intel Core i5-8300H processor, but this is far from the requirements mentioned in the question above anyway. The model with Intel Core i7-8750H processor and 32 GB of memory comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics, this being one of the options that cannot be changed — at least not for the time being.
A few more messages like the question above and maybe the team behind the XPS 15 9570 changes its mind. In the worst-case scenario, maybe the Dell XPS 15 9580 will bring such a hardware setup. If you are just one potential customer or in charge of buying a lot of notebooks for a certain company, would you get the Dell XPS 15 with a powerful processor, lots of memory, and no dedicated video card? Let us know in the comments.
Frank Azor (on Twitter)